November Leadership Development Carnival

Welcome to the November 2017

Leadership Development Carnival!

The themes for this month include:

Workplace Culture

 Let's get started!

Workplace Culture

Mary Ila Ward of Horizon Point Consulting provided Women, Stay in the Room! Mary Ila recaps, "Ladies, are you prone to stay in the room, exit, or never show up in the first place? In this post, Mary Ila shares what you need to "Stay In the Room." Find Mary Ila on Twitter at @maryilaward.

Michael Lee Stallard of Connection Culture Group provided 10 Practices to Create a Workplace That May Lengthen Your Life. Michael explains: Research shows that social integration is critical to health and longevity. Michael Stallard shares 10 ways that you can boost social integration in your own life and workplace. Find Michael on Twitter at @michaelstallard.



Rebecca Elvy of Rebecca Elvy provided Time Management: Make the Most of What You’ve Got. Rebecca writes, "I’m not sure I truly appreciated time until I had a child. I’ve always been ambitious and impatient to accomplish things quickly, but there’s nothing quite like waking up every 3-4 hours all night for months to help you realize you used to take things for granted…" Find Rebecca on Twitter at @rebecca_elvy.

Beth Beutler of H.O.P.E. Unlimited provided Four Small but Mighty Changes that Will De-Stress Your Email Life. Beth Beutler gives us some easy changes to make to tame our email and the stress it causes. Find Beth on Twitter at @bethbeutler.



Marcella Bremer of Leadership and Change Magazine provided Possibility-oriented Questions. Marcella recaps, "Possibility-oriented questions can do magic! The only thing you need to do is ask them... Check out these powerful conversation starters to create a positive outcome and engage others. Do you ask enough questions...?" Find Marcella on Twitter at @marcellabremer.

Chris Edmonds of the Purposeful Culture Group contributed Culture Leadership Charge: Best. Day. Ever. Chris Edmonds shares how great bosses create workplaces that are purposeful, positive, and productive for all employees.  Follow Chris on Twitter at @scedmonds.



Mary Jo Asmus of Aspire Collaborative Services LLC submitted Become a Generative Listener. Mary recaps: "There is a kind of non-listening that goes on in our society and organizations that is distracted and disjointed, and often marked by interruptions." Find Mary on Twitter at @mjasmus.

David Grossman of The Grossman Group shared  It’s Time To Do a Better Job Telling Your Company Story. David shares, “Guest blogger Meg McSherry Breslin writes, “Bringing a company story to life and giving it impact and reach is one of the best ways to engage customers, the public, and prospective employees. Check out these creative ways to tell your company story and see how some of today’s biggest brands’ stories stand out.”” Discover David on Twitter at @thoughtpartner.

Neal Burgis of Burgis Successful Solutions submitted  Catalyst Leadership for Creative Innovation. Neal recaps, "Change leaders need to be a catalyst for creativity. Being a catalyst will grow and change in order to thrive with great organizational breakthrough results. " Find Neal on Twitter at @exec_solutions.


Joel Garfinkle of the Career Advancement Blog submitted Six Smart Strategies for Communicating with High-Level Executives. Joel shares: "Face time with high-level executives can be difficult to obtain so you need to make what time you have count. Follow these 6 strategies to increase your visibility and present yourself as professional and competent." Discover Joel on Twitter at @JoelGarfinkle.

David Dye of Let's Grow Leaders provided 10 Questions Managers Should Ask When Their Team Won’t Listen. When it feels like your team won’t listen, it is easy to get frustrated and give in to the temptation to yell louder, but effective leaders know that there are likely other issues that need to be resolved. David gives you ten questions to help you identify what needs to change to have the influence you want. Find David on Twitter at @davidmdye.

Susan Mazza of Random Acts of Leadership provided Have You Ever Felt Like a Fraud? Susan writes: "As a professional, have you ever felt like a fraud – like somehow you were less than who and what you portray to the world?" Follow Susan on Twitter at @susanmazza.


Jim Taggart of Changing Winds provided From Transactional Leadership to Reflective Leadership. In the post, Jim explains, "The leader who understands herself and who does not fear to share her strengths, gifts, weaknesses, and warts with her staff is on the path to becoming a reflective leader. This person understands and values the human dimension of leadership." Find Jim on Twitter at @72keys.

Bill Treasurer of Giant Leap Consulting provided Give Permission to be Courageous. Bill recaps, "Permission enhances safety. Often workers avoid doing courageous things because their heads are telling them that they aren’t “allowed” to. Often the most powerful action you can take to provoke courageous behavior is to give people permission to be courageous. " Find Bill on Twitter at @btreasurer.

Karin Hurt of  Let's Grow Leaders contributed How to Nail Your Next Interview: Honing Your Story.  In this post, Karin gives us pointers about how to tell the story well to nail your next interview. Follow Karin on Twitter at @letsgrowleaders.

Shelley Row of Shelley Row provided Mental Flexibility: Stay Calm and Find the Workaround. In the post, Shelley relates how she had to be flexible during a conference and the wisdom of staying calm and finding workarounds. Find Shelley on Twitter at @shelleyrow.


Jon Mertz of Thin Difference submitted Unraveling the Liberal Arts and College Strands. Jon shares, "As the value of a liberal arts education is questioned, so is the value of college. Regardless which path we choose, we must find the right educational path for each of us." Discover Jon on Twitter at @thindifference.

Dana Theus of InPower Coaching submitted Reframing Change Management Theory as an Act of Creation. Dana recaps: "Modern change management theory is based on a model of destruction, whereas the change management theory that I have found actually works for individuals and organizations is based on a model of creation." Find Dana on Twitter at @DanaTheus.

Anne Perschel of Germane Coaching and Consulting provided Generous Leadership Works Better.  Anne writes, "Generous leadership costs nothing and delivers plenty. Two vignettes demonstrate the difference between open-hearted generous leadership and its opposite. " Find Anne on Twitter at @bizshrink.

Randy Conley of Leading with Trust provided 6 Ways to Become a Badass Leader. Randy writes, "Every leader has the potential to be a real Badass! But being a badass leader isn't exactly what you think. In this fun post, Randy shares six ways you can develop your own badass leadership style." Follow Randy on Twitter at @RandyConley.

Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provided Leadership: Three Inconvenient Truths about Teams. Wally writes, "Some things make it easier to create an effective business team." You can find Wally on Twitter at @WallyBock.

Julie Winkle-Giulioni of Julie Winkle-Giulioni provided The Supervisory Squeeze. Julie recaps, "Being a front-line supervisor can be the most gratifying and exciting of roles that anyone will ever experience. It can also be the most terrifying, overwhelming and demoralizing. This is because new supervisors generally have no idea of the “squeeze” into which they are stepping.." Find Julie on Twitter at @julie_wg.

Lisa Kohn from The Thoughtful Leaders™ Blog provided Positivity can transform your leadership. Here’s how. Lisa Kohn shares how we can make a commitment to ourselves to enhance our lives, and then live better, and lead better. You can follow Lisa on Twitter at @ThoughtfulLdrs.


Thank you to everyone who submitted articles for this month's carnival! If you would like to be on the distribution list for submission calls, please contact Ellen Snyder (!

Some wonderful contributions to the Leadership Development Carnival from @ShelleyRow and @DanaTheus! #LDCNov2017 @leadchangegroup

Always happy to see @ThoughtPartner and @btreasurer's contributions to the Leadership Development Carnival! #LDCNov2017 @leadchangegroup

Congrats to @michaelstallard and @scedmonds for being included in this month's Leadership Development Carnival! Some great work from both! #LDCNov2017 @leadchangegroup

Great insights from @bethbeutler and @JoelGarfinkle in this month's Leadership Development Carnival! #LDCNov2017 @leadchangegroup

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